Here are a selection of quotes from our students of our Diploma, past and present.

It has been an honor and privilege to have been taught ,know and work with you. You have helped me grow both as a person and a counselor.  Some months have been very difficult but I always felt supported and nurtured by you and other members of the staff and fellow students.
Thanks for the opportunity to watch and observe your teaching style with all its wisdom , kindness ,creativity genuineness and  talent.  I am new to CBT and academia but I’m sure Andy with your talent you will be up there with the other gurus in counselling.

Frank Lynch


I’m very proud of my achievement which means an incredible amount to me. It was a wonderful if often painful experience and I thank you immensely for your support throughout. I can now look forward to taking the huge amounts of learning into my burgeoning career as a cognitive behavioural therapist!

Tony Carelli


I would like to say a big thanks to you as I have learned so much from you over these past two years. I always look at you and think I would love to have the knowledge you have as it shines through in your teaching of the course. I hope my journey has now started and I hope to continue on this path. Thanks again for everything and I wish you a relaxing time over the holidays as you clearly put in a great deal of effort in what you do.
Thanks very much. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I really thought you were an absolutely fantastic teacher. Who knows what challenges faced you to be so great at it? I bet there was a ton of hard work,book and face-to -face learning, patience, commitment, intelligence and  and compassion.
 I think it’s a wonderful thing to be doing and it’s also spreading the good karma to be showing others how it’s done. â€¨ Thanks very much for choosing this path.


I really wanted to say thank you to you for your huge contribution to my learning over the last two years.  I found it very helpful that you were also willing to share your own experiences and that you were grounded, warm, and approachable, all the qualities that made it easier for me to learn and I do thank you for that.  Now that the next term is started with your next intake I am missing it, but have my eye on a few of the theories that you covered that I feel I would like to know more about, so I’m keeping my eye out for further training (much shorter courses though).

Allene Hatherall


I just wanted to thank you for absolutely everything. I am sincerely grateful for the opportunity that you and the centre gave me, you gave me a life back, you gave me a job and a profession that I am extremely proud to be a part of, and a job in which I can be myself and utilise skills which are a part of me. I extremely proud of myself, my clients and most of all you for believing in me and believing in my abilities both personally and professionally. I have always looked up to and admired what amazing person, and teacher you are, and how you communicate with people and hope that I can emulate a small part of that.
I have numerous qualifications and certificates but this is THE ONE that actually means something to me personally and has actually positively improved my skills, ability, intervention, approach, structure and knowledge!!!! Thank you Andy for your patience, support and kindness!!
I honestly loved the course!! CBT was and continues to be a warm, compassionate and healthy hug to my head at times when beliefs, schemas , underlying assumptions and rules for living are unhealthy, punitive and irrational.

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